From Publishers Weekly
As a œsoccer mom turned activist, Moore has watched her life take a turn she never expected. Full-time homemaker and mother of three, the author lived in suburbia when she felt God moving her to educate herself and those within her sphere of influence about worldwide illness, hunger, poverty, and abuses against women and children. What Moore never expected was that she would become a noncelebrity spokesperson for the Campaign to Make Poverty History and would rub shoulders with the likes of Bono, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts. Moore describes her journeys to other countries in vivid and heartbreaking detail. While the worldwide need can appear overwhelming, this caring mom shows by example the way to making individual powerful choices to alleviate suffering, no matter where it finds its home. Moore offers the resources for getting educated and getting involved in this no-excuses primer on changing the world one small step at a time. (Feb.)
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“I remember Gandhi once reflecting on his movement and saying that he knew something was happening in the world when he saw that homemade clothing was being worn not just by folks on the fringes, but by folks in Parliament. Global Soccer Mom is clear evidence that there is a movement sweeping the church---and that God is liberating folks from the ghettoes and the cul-de-sacs. Soccer moms and sex traffickers, tax collectors and zealots, stockbrokers and warmongers, liberals and conservatives are all reshaping our lives in terms of Jesus and the common vision of seeing God’s Kingdom come---on earth.” -- Shane Claiborne, , Author
“What would happen if you decided to change the world? All it takes is one person. In Global Soccer Mom, Shayne Moore reminds us that you don’t need to be rich, powerful, or influential to make a difference in the world.” -- Richard Stearns, , President
“With frank honesty about frustrations with her own faith tradition as well as touches of humor over being dismissed as ‘just a mom,’ Shayne Moore’s book packs a punch that is smattered with the hope and the challenge that we can all do something significant to improve the lives of those who live in extreme poverty throughout the world. I was deeply touched and inspired by Global Soccer Mom. It is Shayne’s own journey that is most compelling. She moves with grace between packing school lunches to hanging out with the likes of Julia Roberts and George Clooney. Her adventure beckons us all to put our faith into action in order to right the wrongs of human oppression. Shayne Moore is just one woman, but she wields a personal power that is changing the world, and she convinces us that we can do the same.” -- Arloa Sutter, , Executive Director